I am an Indian who has been offered a job at an University for the post of a lecturer at Abu Dhabi. Please guide me regarding the approximate cost incurred towards work permit processing fee to work at Abu Dhabi.
It's very unusual for the employee to take responsibility for the process and cost of applying for a work permit. In fact, I found a page on the website Living In Dubai says that legally, the employer is required to bear the cost. Is this something they've asked you to do or something you're just trying to think ahead on? If they've asked you for money or to pay for the work permit upfront (or indeed at all) I'd be extremely suspicious as this is one of the hallmarks of job scams. Another thing is whether you approached them or they approached you about the job, and whether you did an interview with them prior to being hired? If anything about the process seems a little too good to be true, it's worth doing some research. You can read this article on job scams to learn about other signs to look out for.
This is definitely not the norm and unfortunately I do think you're being cheated. Normally the employer pays for visas and permits. Have a look at our article on spotting a scam job offer and see if anything else looks familiar there. Sorry I don't have better news for you.
hey. just want to know that is this offer is job scam or.? because I have the similar offer with you and OMEIR TRAVEL AGENCY as well. worry is job scam as well
As I mentioned to the others who posted above, it's unusual to get a job offer without an interview, and in genuine offers employers are usually the ones who take on the costs of obtaining visas and permits.
I did a quick Google search, and while Al Yaseah is a genuine company, there's a warning on their website. It says, "Fake e-mails are send with an unexpected job offer. These e-mails are a scam. Do not pay people you do not know for promised Work/Residence Permit Papers". Click here to read more: http://alyaseahgroup.com/fake-email/. Does the example they give there look like the email you got? You could also try emailing them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if your offer is genuine.
I'm sorry to tell you, but your situation sounds a lot like the above situations. Most of these types of scams involve money, has the travel agency asked for any sort of processing fee? Like Meagan has said above, your future employer should usually pay for work permit related costs.
Read our article on avoiding job scams if you suspect it might be a scam.